{Week 4} Our Project 52: Blue Plus Baby Update

Project 52


Project 52

It’s Week 4 of our project 52 and by some miracle I am on time! This week’s theme is BLUE. I am pretty excited about this week because I’m sharing some news along with my pregnancy update. There is a video that goes with this post but… My editing skills are what I would call nonexistent. The video is not perfect but it’s our first one so I will post it sometime today.

Ok so on to BLUE. Drum roll please…

Project 52

Yep we are expecting a son. The husband is pretty stoked. But that’s not a surprise now is it ladies. Men love their daughters but tell them they are having a son and they automatically feel like they crossed some magical milestone. The family name lives on. LOL. The sex didn’t matter to me but one thing I know for sure: THIS SHOP IS CLOSED! Thank you all for coming out, God bless and good night. This is my last spin on the pregnancy train. 

Project 52

24-25 week update: 

Baby E is around the size of a large ear of corn. His heartbeat is great at 146 bpm.

1 lb 9 oz (I’m pretty sure that is bigger than an ear of corn) 

How I’m Feeling
Tired! Pregnancy is hard work now add a two year old to the mix! Ugh. I’ve been having dizzy spells, some shortness of breath and don’t forget “pregnancy nose.” Constantly stuffy, filled with yuck and swollen like a sumo wrestler! Yep all of that.

Still doing light yoga and some safe strength training with just the use of my body. My walks are proving difficult. Sugar Plum Z would rather ride her bike and play. The bike is an issue… Who’s doing all that bending? The jogger is far to heavy to lift in and out of the car. It’s just hectic!

My weight: I gained a whopping 6 lbs in about 4 weeks. Flag on the play! That brings my weight gain to 14 pounds. This weight gain along with my sono raised a bit of a red flag. My amniotic fluid is showing above average which could mean several issues. Gestational diabetes, a higher risk for stillbirth, a birth defect with Baby E’s ability to swallow or nothing at all. I am praying it is nothing at all but the doctor has me prepared to start coming weekly based on our next visit. So yes we still need your prayers and support. 

Project 52

Also for our last update, I shared that Baby E has enlarged kidneys. At this latest appointment, his kidneys are still showing enlarged so at our next appointment we will referred to a pediatric urologist for further testing. Keep the prayers coming friends. We need them. I will say all of this news had me really nervous, down and doubtful. I cried and cried and cried some more. I wasn’t able to look at my sono pics until the next day. Do you see what I see? Baby E has his hands as if he is praying! I believe and I receive that message. Our family, friends (this includes all of you) and our church have us lifted in prayer. 

Look back on my #OurProject52 week three, two and one. Don’t forget to join in and follow the hashtag on Instagram. 

Stay tuned. If you have a prayer request of your own please let me know in the comments or via email. 

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  • Reply
    Vashti (
    January 29, 2015 at 1:36 PM

    Still keeping you and Baby E in my prayers. Now I no longer have to be careful about saying “him” on social media..whew I almost slipped up a few times lol

    Girl you had me dyiing at “Good Night. Thanks for coming”. You are still at Haute Mama <3

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      M J
      January 30, 2015 at 3:49 PM

      Hey Vee. Oh no worries on the slip. Family members actually let the cat out the bag a few times. Thanks for your continued prayers and support. It means so much to me. I’ve always loved that line and couldn’t wait to use it. The baby factory shutting down is perfect for it. LOL

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    January 29, 2015 at 8:28 PM

    YAY, a boy ! I will keep you and Baby E lifted in prayer. Keep the faith and try and tae things easy, don’t over due it. Sit back and enjoy your pregnancy. Take Care of you, everything else isn’t going anywhere. Much love and Many Blessings

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      M J
      January 30, 2015 at 3:48 PM

      Thank you Daphne. How are you? I need to do better at checking in. I just asked Yolanda about you last week. Hope all is well with you and yours. Love and blessings to you too.

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    Yolanda @ Seeing It Their Way
    January 29, 2015 at 8:55 PM

    Congratulations on Baby E I can’t wait to meet him! He and you will continue to stay in my prayers.

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      M J
      January 30, 2015 at 3:47 PM

      Thank you Yolanda. I appreciate your prayers and support.

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    January 30, 2015 at 5:21 PM

    Welcome to BOY mommyhood! I’m still praying for baby E!

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    January 31, 2015 at 3:39 PM

    Congratulations! I can’t wait to meet my nephew E and yes to what Vashti said I almost slipped up a few times. I have you both in my prayers.

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    R U S S
    February 1, 2015 at 1:54 AM

    Congratulations to you and your hubby! I’m sure you guys are gonna be proud parents when little angel E comes out. I will say a prayer for your baby and I could only wish for a healthy & safe pregnancy. Keep it strong 🙂

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    February 1, 2015 at 10:24 AM

    Congrats!!! How sweet are his praying hands?! You look adorable!

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    February 1, 2015 at 5:15 PM

    Ah! I love the praying hands. Let me just say being the mom of two boys, your boys hold such a special place in your heart. And those little muddy hugs and kisses will melt it. Congratulations!

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    February 1, 2015 at 5:59 PM

    Congratulations! I know how you feel about it being your last ride on the pregnancy train. I took my last ride and I am glad it’s over!

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    Christine @MomsNCharge
    February 1, 2015 at 7:58 PM

    Awww congrats MJ! That’s exciting. And if it makes you feel any better, I gained over 60 lbs with my son (first born). I stopped looking at the scale once it hit over 200 🙂 I absolutely love that sono pic with his hands in prayer, that is precious and I believe is a sign from above. Sending you lots of love, hugs and continued prayers for a safe remainder of pregnancy and delivery.

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    Michellette "Mimi" Green
    February 1, 2015 at 8:02 PM

    Congrats! That blue theme was right on time. hahahaha Enjoy the trucks, the flips and all the crazy things that our sweet little boys love to do.

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    February 1, 2015 at 10:24 PM

    Praying for you and Baby E. I love having both a boy and a girl. I feel like our family is complete so we are not planning on trying for anymore.

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    Lisa Rios
    February 2, 2015 at 2:29 PM

    Congratulations to you & I pray that all goes well. Just relax & make sure you are not stressing yourself much. Stay positive & Baby-E will be at his best as well, when he is here.

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    Stephanie C.
    February 2, 2015 at 10:33 PM

    You look wonderful & glowing! How wonderful – a boy! Prayers and positive energy your way…

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    Yona Williams
    February 2, 2015 at 11:54 PM

    Congrats on having a boy, and that is certainly a lovely way to celebrate the color blue. Also, the praying hands are too cute.

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    February 5, 2015 at 12:32 AM

    You know I’m praying for you. Can’t wait until he gets here. You already know boys love their Mama. So different from girls!

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